Pine Tech Plans Informational Nights

Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 9:03 am

In the student services office at Pine Technical College – it’s all about YOU!  On Wednesday, April 22 and 29, the PTC staff will put those words into action.  The college will host an Information Night aimed at providing all of the necessary information to help students learn about the next step in their educational journey.

On Wednesday, April 22, the Information Night is designed for students considering the Post Secondary Enrollment Option or PSEO.  High school students from around the region are invited to visit campus anytime between 4:30 – 6:30 PM and gather information on how the Post Secondary Enrollment Option can benefit them.  Cyndy Crist, State Director for PSEO with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, will present an overview of the PSEO program at 5:00 PM.  High school juniors and seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend if they have questions about this unique opportunity to earn high school and college credit concurrently.

On Wednesday, April 29, the Information Night is designed for the non-traditional student.  If you have recently lost your job, are ready for a change in your employment, or simply looking to get that college degree you’ve always wanted, this night is for you.  The campus will be available 4:00 – 7:00 PM and no formal presentations are planned.  The evening is simply an opportunity to get comfortable in starting or returning to college.  PTC believes that college isn’t just for those who have recently graduated high school, and welcomes the opportunity to provide the resources you need to transition into a new career.  There will be information available on career planning and financial aid opportunities.  A representative from the Veteran’s Center will be available to answer questions on what military benefits might be available for going back to school.  The Employment and Training Center at PTC will be on hand to discuss support services in the community, and the Continuing Education and Customized Training office will be providing details on short-term training opportunities in manufacturing and truck driver training, among others. The Pine City Area Learning Center will also be present to answer questions about Adult Basic Education and the GED program.

Pine Technical College offers two-year and four-year degrees in several areas of study.  Two-year degrees are available in the divisions of Business Technology, General Education, Health & Human Services, and Industrial Technology.  Four-year degrees are available in Early Childhood Development or Business Administration through Southwest Minnesota State University; Applied Engineering through a partnership with Bemidji State University; and an AS transfer degree in Health Science at Winona State University.

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